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Henny Penny may be known for great pressure fryers, but we’re really the experts in frying—period. That means offering a complete line of energy efficient, open fryers with the same durability, attention to detail and signature features, including rectangular fry pots, precision controls and built-in multi-well filtering systems.

Open frying submerges food in an open vat of hot oil, a cooking method commonly used for items that should be crispy when done — like fries, for example. Kitchens utilize open fryers instead of pressure fryers for a variety of menu items, including foods that float while cooking.

For more than 50 years, Henny Penny has been leading the way in fryer innovation. Take, for instance, our built-in oil filtration systems that come standard on every open fryer. This automatic system helps extend oil life and reduces the effort required to keep your fryers functioning.

Faster temperature recovery is also a hallmark of Henny Penny open fryers, with third-party testing confirming our designs help save energy and keep things running efficiently. Find out more here.


Evolution Elite

Evolution Elite fryers provide optimal results on freezer-to-fryer starches or proteins.

CHOOSE THE EVOLUTION ELITE WHEN you want to save money on oil, improve operations and maintain consistent food quality.

Available in gas and electric models, the Evolution Elite helps you manage costs and reduce consumption while ensuring consistent flavor and keeping customers satisfied — every order, every day.


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320 Series

320 Series fryers offer maximum cooking versatility and can produce anything from freezer-to-fryer side items to freshly breaded products.

CHOOSE THE 320 SERIES WHEN you need an all-purpose “workhorse” fryer to handle all of your menu needs.

Each all-purpose, high-throughput model helps operators manage oil more effectively with built-in filtration — and with features like high-efficiency elements, the 320 Series ensures fast temperature recovery and extended oil life.

Discover how the 320 Series from Henny Penny can add long-term value to any foodservice facility with a full array of standard features and a wide range of capabilities.



340 Series

340 Series fryers feature a wider surface area and are best suited for preparing large batches of bone-in chicken and other floating items.

CHOOSE THE 340 SERIES WHEN you need to prepare items like onion blossoms, donuts and chips – items which require a larger surface area.

The 340 Series features a larger, wider, fry vat to produce more consistent frying results for items that float while cooking — and with built-in oil filtration and high-efficiency elements that help extend oil life, you get all the benefits of Henny Penny engineering in one functional design.

The 340 Series is available in gas and electric models with an optional auto-lift mechanism for added convenience.


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The OFE-291 and OFG-391 high-volume fryers are best suited for preparing large batches of bone-in chicken, and feature a racking system for easier product handling.

CHOOSE THE OFE-291/OFG-391 WHEN you need to prepare a large quantity of crispy chicken.

Perhaps the most unique element of the OFE-291 is its patented counter-balance lift system, which offsets the weight of each product load and features four individual racks. This translates to easier loading and unloading for operators while also allowing them to move product from breading to frying to holding without directly handling it.

 Discover what else sets Henny Penny fryers apart from the rest:

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  • We offer a full complement of open and pressure fryers in multiples sizes and configurations — truly something for everyone.
  • Because we use a high grade of steel, Henny Penny offers superior durability and guarantees our fry pots with a 7-year warranty.
  • We simulate all types of climates and humidity levels during our in-house lifecycle testing, and as always, 100% of our fryers are tested for operational integrity before shipping.
  • Our high-efficiency heating elements keep oil from breaking down too quickly and being absorbed by food, allowing operators to cook larger volumes without sacrificing quality.
  • The combined savings from faster cook times and temperature recovery, more efficient use of labor, decreased downtime and lower energy bills can translate to lifecycle payback in 1-2 years. 

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